Bosschaert, Thomas Willeborts

Bosschaert, Thomas Willeborts an eminent Flemish painter, was born at Berg-op-Zoom in 1613, and studied at Antwerp under Gerard Segers. After remaining at Rome four years, he returned to Flanders, where he soon gained distinction by several pictures painted for the churches of the Low Countries. There is a work by him at the Hague, representing an emblematical subject of peace and war;

and in the Church of St. James at Bruges is another composition, representing the martyrdom of that saint. There are also some of his works in the Church of the Capuchins at Brussels. He died Jan. 23, 1656. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v., Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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